news culture Blue Lock: Release date, story… Everything you need to know about the anime between football and battle royale!
For anime fans, fall 2022 is shaping up to be a particularly exciting season. Between Chainsaw Man, season 6 of My Hero Academia or even the third part of Mob Psycho 100, there is enough. However, we must not forget Blue Lock, this new sports series that could well be essential.
- What is the release date of Blue Lock?
- How to see Blue Lock in France?
- By the way, what is Blue Lock?
- What is the story of Blue Lock?
- Who are the creatives behind Blue Lock?
- What is the cast of Blue Lock?
- Do you want to know more?
What is the release date of Blue Lock?
Blue Lock will be broadcast from October 8th., and clearly, he is making flagship anime for this fall of 2022, which promises to be quite exceptional. It must be said that this season will see the broadcast of many long-awaited series. On the one hand, we have popular shows that are finally back, like season 6 of My Hero Academia, the third season of Mob Psycho 100 or even the second part of the first season of Spy x Family, a real phenomenon of spring. Beyond that, we are also entitled to the resurrection of anime whose broadcast was stopped a long time ago like Bleach Thousand Year Blood War. The last type of show planned for this season are the ultra popular mangas which finally have an adaptation on the small screen like obviously Chainsaw Man or Blue Lock which will interest us today.
Blue Lock will be streamed on Crunchyroll. And since we know that the first episode will be available on October 8, then we can deduce that the other episodes will be available every Saturday. As for the broadcast time, the show will be broadcast at 8 p.m. A late slot, therefore, which is not surprising since it is often the section reserved for anime for children and adolescents, while the evening is more intended for adults. As proof, the episodes of‘Attack on Titan were broadcast from 9 p.m. at our place.
By the way, what is Blue Lock?
As it concerns anime Blue Lockit is actually the anime series adaptation of the manga of the same name written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and drawn by Yusuke Nomura. In France, the volumes are published by Pika. As its title does not indicate, it is a sports manga based on football which focuses on the journey of a young player within an ultra-selective training center. For once, it’s not a work in the famous Weekly Shonen Jump, which we know for countless cult manga like dragonball, One Piece, naruto, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Hokuto no Ken, Death Note, Hunter x Hunter etc… Even most of your favorite animes of the moment are taken from the pages of this magazine like Jujutsu Kaisen, My Hero Academia or Demon Slayer. Nope, Blue Lock is originally a manga published in the Shounen Magazine which hosted many cult series as well as Fairy Tail, Nanatsu no Taizai, GTO, Tokyo Revengers’, fireforce, Hajime no Ippo”…
What is the story of Blue Lock?
As said earlier, Blue Lock is an anime that takes place in the world of football. During the 2018 World Cup, the Japanese team was eliminated in the round of 16. Faced with this result, considered a failure, the Japan Football Union decides to create a revolutionary training center called Blue Lock, hence the title of the original manga. So that this situation does not happen again, this place aims to bring together the 300 best high school attackers in the country to detect the best of them. and make him an exceptional player capable of crushing his rivals with his talent, but above all with his hyper-individualism. In reality, the objective of the coach in charge of this structure, Jinpachi Ego, is to train a player destined to perform miracles on the pitch by himself, without the help of the rest of the team. It is therefore in this context that we will follow the adventures of Yoichi Isagi, a bubbling young high school student who will have to give up team play to survive the selective program that awaits him to transcend himself and become the ultimate attacker. Thus, it is by this strict selection that the original manga has long been compared to a Battle Royale.
Who are the creatives behind Blue Lock?
At the realization of Blue Lock, we find the 8bit studio that we know especially for having taken care of the anime adaptation of Me, when I reincarnated as Slime which now has two seasons. If we can say that this work has little to do with a sports series, we have something to be frankly reassured when we take a look at the staff in charge of this highly anticipated project. In effect, in the production, we find a certain Tetsuaki Watanabe who is known for having directed episodes of Haikyu!!, is unquestionably the most essential sports manga and anime of recent years. As for the composition of the series and the scripts, it’s the same thing since we find Taku Kishimoto who held this position on all the seasons of Haikyu!!. Something to reassure about the quality of the project.
What is the cast of Blue Lock?
Regarding the actors who play the main characters of Blue Lock, most of them start their career with this anime. This is particularly the case of Kazuki Ura who plays Yoichi Isagi, the hero of the manga, but also of Tasuku Kaito who embodies Meguru Bachira. As for the other main characters, we find actors who have a little more of a bottle like Souma Saitou who plays Hyouma Chigiri and whom we know to be Tadashi Yamaguchi in Haikyu!! or Diavolo in the fifth part of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Same thing for Rensuke Kunigami who is played by Yuuki Ono, famous for many roles like Josuke in the fourth part of JoJo’s Bizarre AdventureTaiga Kanami in Kuroko no Basketball or even Isami Aldini in Food Wars. We end this overview with Jinpachi Ego, the famous coach, who is played by Hiroshi Kamiya who anime fans know well since he is the voice of Levi in The attack of the TitansTrafalgar Law in One PieceYato in Norigami, Koyomi Araragi in the series of Monogatari to recite nobody else but them.
Do you want to know more?
Currently, Blue Lock includes 20 manga published in Japan and France, the twelfth should be published on October 12. With us, the work is published by Pika Edition. In 2021, the series was honored at the forty-fifth Kodansha Manga Award ceremony by winning an award in the Shonen category. What underline the quality of the work.